Monday, February 6, 2012

It's a new month, a new year and lets do this thing! I am going to start blogging again. I've let life get the best of me and I've realized just how much I need to keep up with this thing! One day my kids will look at this and hopefully have a smile on their face when they start reading through the blogs I've written. I WILL KEEP UP WITH IT!!! 

It's February 6th! Holy's been 8 months since my last blog. Ryan will be 21 months old on February 14th and is ALL boy! About an hour ago he somehow managed to break our coffee table. Oh well, we needed an excuse to buy that ottoman we've had our eye on. He loves to climb on everything and is quite the demanding little dude! He's also quite the snuggler. Loves to come up to me and lay on my shoulder. Right now he's in 18 month clothes and a size 6 double wide (yes, I said double wide feet...he's got fatty feet!). 

Mackenzie is 5 going on 15. She started kindergarten this year and is doing fabulous! We moved 2 months into the school year and she had to transfer schools. She misses her old class and teacher but is adjusting well. I don't think her personality meshes as well with her new teacher as it did with her previous teacher at PGE. She was fabulous and we definitely miss her. Mackenzie is really into coloring and drawing these days and also loves to dance! Her and Ryan really know how to rock out on the living room floor. :) 

Hubs is doing fantastic! He got a job working on the Atlanta Braves grounds crew last year and had a blast! He worked the days he wasn't at the fire station so he was gone a lot but there was comfort knowing that he's out doing something he loves and bringing home a little extra cash, nothing wrong with that! Go Braves!!! 

I will be posting more about some completed decorating projects i've been doing/will be doing in the next few weeks and trying to blog on some amazing recipes I've tried from If you haven't signed up for it let me know and I will send you an invite. DEFINITELY an amazing site if you are feeling crafty or feeling like Betty Crocker! :) 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Yoooohooo, is anyone out there?

We are all still alive and kickin'. I have let time get away from me and just never had a moment to update this rusty old thing. We have had quite a busy year! Mackenzie turned 4 last August and now our big 4 year old is about to turn FIVE!!! And just started Kindergarten. When your parents tell you that you're growing up way too fast, they aren't kidding! They grow up so quickly.

Ryan turned 1 this past May. We had a fantastic little celebration and he got quite messy with his smash cake! He started walking about a month after his birthday and now is running all over the place! Sometimes I wonder if he's going to be our terror child...he loves to get into anything he's not supposed to be in. Mackenzie on the other hand was so easy, we never had to worry about her getting into stuff she wasn't supposed to. A few days ago, we caught him playing splish-spash in the toilet right after his bath! He's such a momma's boy, always wanting to snuggle and I am loving every minute of it!

Kris is doing good, has a bit of a cold right now but he's slowly getting better. He got a part-time job working on the Atlanta Braves Grounds Crew this spring. He LOVES it! When the Braves are in town and he's not at the station you can find him at Turner Field! He's been on TV almost every game too which is extremely exciting!

We have some exciting news to share. We are moving into a house in Covington this Fall! So excited to be in a house and out of this stinkin' apartment. It's been a great little place but it way too small for us. We will be off of HWY 212 right behind the new Denny Dobb's park. Lovely house on a gravel road. It's so cozy and we can't wait to make it our own!

I need to get Boogs up so we can go get Kenz from school. <3

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's been awhile...

Definitely has been awhile since I last updated.

Baby is here! Baby is here! Baby is here! He was born May 14th, 2010 @ 4:58pm via c-section (of course) weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 in. long. Dr. McIntosh hit the nail on the head when she guessed his weight right before she sliced me open. She's THAT good! My recovery was about as good as it gets! I was up walking the next morning with a little bit of discomfort but nothing excruciating. We came home on the 16th and walking up 3 flights of stairs wasn't that bad at all!

Mackenzie is a wonderful big sister! She loves to feed Ryan and play with him in his play gym. She gets burp cloths for us and is doing a pretty good job at cleaning up her room. She will be 4 next month...4 YEARS OLD! Where does the time go??? Seems like yesterday she was a tiny little thing. She is a great kid!

Ryan will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. He's doing fantastic! He's sleeping from about 9:30-4(ish) then off and on every 2-3 hours until around 9 when we get up for the day. I've adjusted to the sleep schedule and am not as tired as I was in the beginning. Ryan had his 2 month appointment last week and weighs 12 lbs. 2 oz. and is 22 in. now.

We had a nickname for Mackenzie when she was a baby (Kenzer Benzer) and Ryan has one too. He's Ryno the Dyno. Rawwwrrrrrrrrrr. We sure hope he likes dinosaurs!

I sure do love my sweet family of 4! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baby doctor, sickies and more...

Had my 24 week appointment today. Baby is growing just like he should and he's just as stubborn as his sister. I almost had to schedule a 28 week ultrasound because she couldn't get all the measurements AGAIN but after a few minutes of tugging on my belly and be laying on my side he moved. I had to drink the glucose drink and get my blood drawn. It was just as yucky tasting as it was with Mackenzie. I have to go back tomorrow because someone screwed up and scheduled OB patients today when there was no OB in the office. Yippee.

Mackenzie was sick last week. We paid Dr. Danitis a visit and he ruled it as an ear infection. She's on an antibiotic and a cough medicine. Apparently the cough medicine tastes pretty bad because Mackenzie refuses to take it by itself. I've had to conceal it in juice, sprite, you name it and I'll put it in there. She doesn't have a clue (and we'll keep it that way). She's doing MUCH better now but whatever it was she had mommy and daddy got. We're fine now but I have never had such a sore throat before!!! Glad the sickies are out of our house, hopefully they won't return.

We found the stroller we want for Ryan. It's SO cool. The stroller handle moves so you can push baby backwards. It's pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Kris thinks I'm weird getting this excited over baby stuff but whatever, I get excited over little stuff. Hah.

I don't know about you but I am SO ready for Spring to get here. I am tired of the up and down weather and the RAIN. My car needs washing and I really want to take Mackenzie out to ride her bike and play chalk on the driveway but not in this weather! I think we're having fresh air withdrawls.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Dave likes to wear, dirty underwear.

Alvin and the Chipmunks. Wow! What a great movie. Uncle Greg let Mackenzie borrow it a few weeks ago and we have watched it 5 thousand 8 hundred billion times. Or so it feels. It's a great movie. Bebaw took everyone to see The Squeakwal when he came to visit. It was Mackenzie's first movie in a theater and she did wonderful! She even danced in her seat. It was priceless. I think we may have to buy them both for Mackenzie. Here is the song that Alvin sings to Dave in the movie:
Dave likes to wear
Dirty Underwear
With little tiny hairs

Yeah, really, that's what he sings. Don't you just want to shake your head and say, What? We were at The Varsity the week after Christmas and kiddo blurted out, "DAVE LIKES TO WEAR, DIRTY UNDERWEAR". We were a little embarrassed but needless to say it was quite hysterical. That will be one to tell her first boyfriend. :)

Today, I woke up with blurred vision and then gradually started to get a headache. Ended up calling my OB and had to go into the office. Nothing ever happens when Kris is off work, it always happens when he's at the fire station, go figure! Thanks to my best friend, Kristen, I was able to get to the OB. Blood pressure was normal (slightly low, actually), 108/76 and baby was fine. He did not like Dr. Tope putting the dopper on my belly. Is he stubborn already?!? Anyway, She recommends I see an eye doctor. Fantastic. I get to wear nerd goggles. (No offense to all you goggle wearers out there).

Tomorrow our high is going to be 41 tomorrow. YAY!!! Maybe we'll break out the pool and take a swim. ;) I am SO tired of this below freezing weather. The view from inside is beautiful but the second I step out that door I want to come back in. And being pregnant this time around, I have been extremely HOT natured. It takes a lot for me to be cold these days! I was rather disappointed in our "snow" this past Thursday night. North Atlanta got A LOT more than we did, some counties in N. GA will still be closed tomorrow. I can't say i've ever had 3 snow days in a row, those lucky dawgs!

So, I got sucked into The Bachelor tonight. It was quite interesting. Never thought one of the girls would cheat on "The Bachelor". After all, he's the reason she's there. Right? How strange.

And it's BEDTIME for me! Mackenzie's deep into la-la land with her "dwoggie" that she's been carrying around all day and Kris is at the fire station tonight so that means I get to snuggle up with his pillow. Oh the joys of being a fireman's wife. I am very proud of his career. I don't necessarily like the whole idea of running into a burning building myself but he does. It takes a brave man to be a firefighter and I will always respect them. Seriously, how many women get to say, "My husband SAVES lives"? Gives me chill bumps every time!

My *FIRST* post...

Just a wee bit skeptical about this whole thing but I figured I'd give it a shot.


Kris-my awesome hubby. Who is also a muy caliente fireman. :)
Mackenzie-my sweet baby girl (who will be 4 in August).
Ryan-my little thumper (due to arrive in May).